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2017 Chevrolet Cruze
Select a Different Model (11 Available): L Sedan
Fair Market Price $ 11552
MPG (EPA) 28 CTY /39 HWY
Safety (NHTSA) 5 Stars
Horsepower 153@5600
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2017 Chevrolet Cruze MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Impressive interior design and feel
  • Low cost of ownership
  • Lots of available safety features

You Won't Like

  • Cramped rear seats
  • Sub-par acceleration
  • Harsh ride over rough roads

New for 2017

The Chevrolet Cruze gains a new four-door hatchback variant, a diesel engine option, new exterior colors, and a Teen Driver feature. The compact Cruze was new for the 2016 model year.

Vehicle Summary

The Cruze slots in the middle of Chevrolet's sedan lineup, above the Spark and Sonic but below the Malibu and Impala in price and size. In hatchback form, the Cruze is positioned above the Spark and Sonic but below the new all-electric Bolt.

Overview

A 153-hp, 177-lb-ft of torque turbocharged 1.4-liter I-4 engine mated to a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual power the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze. Power is sent to the front wheels while delivering 34 mpg combined driving for the automatic, 32 mpg for the manual, and 33 mpg for the Cruze Premier automatic. The Cruze hatchback with the automatic is rated at 32 mpg combined driving while both the Cruze hatchback manual and Cruze hatchback Premier automatic deliver 31 mpg. A 1.6-liter turbodiesel I-4 engine will be available in the Cruze later in the production year.

The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze comes standard with Chevrolet MyLink that features a 7-inch color touchscreen with available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay, and Andriod Auto. The myChevrolet mobile app allows the driver start or stop your engine, lock or unlock the doors, send directions to the navigation system (if equipped), view diagnostic information, and set parking reminders from the convenience of your mobile device. The standard Teen Driver system can help improve driving habits by muting the audio when front seat occupants aren't wearing their seatbelts, giving audible and visual warnings when the Cruze is traveling over the preselected speed limit, automatically turning on safety features including Side Blind Zone Alert (if equipped), and providing information on how the vehicle was driven.

Safety

The NHTSA has yet to crash test the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze. In IIHS testing, the Cruze received the highest rating of Good in the moderate overlap front and side crash tests. The lowest rating of Basic was given to the Cruze's front crash prevention evaluation thanks to its forward collision warning system.

The Chevrolet Cruze comes standard with 10 airbags (including passenger and driver knee airbags), a rearview camera, StabiliTrak electronic stability control with traction control and rollover mitigation, and OnStar Guidance plan free for three months. The available Driver Confidence Package includes Rear Park Assist, Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist are available on the Driver Confidence II package.

What We Think

In a First Test of the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Premier, we said, "Overall, this is the best compact car Chevy has put out to date. In a segment where an automaker can slip into mediocrity, GM made an effort, and it shows." In a 2016/2017 Big Test of compact sedans, the Chevrolet Cruze placed second out of seven contenders and we said, "It feels like an altogether more thorough effort than its predecessor," and, "It's nice to see an actual interior design in this segment. It's not something you see." During the 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year Testing, we like the new styling and class-leading safety technology, but not the cramped rear seats, poor ride on rough roads, and lack of power. Overall we liked the compact sedan and said, "We don't do a Most Improved award, but if we did, the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze would have that one locked up."

Cool Fact

The Cruze is Chevrolet's best-selling car around the world, with 3.5 million sold since it went on sale in 2008.

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2017 CHEVROLET CRUZE SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 1.4 Liter Ecotec
Transmission Name
Transmission, 6 Speed Manual (MF3)
Trim
L Sedan
Class
Compact Passenger Car
Horsepower
153@5600
Standard MPG
28/39
Body Style
Sedan
Drivetrain
FWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Front License Plate Bracket Mounting Package

$35 $40

Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 1.4 Liter Ecotec

Std Std

Transmission, 6 Speed Manual (MF3)

Std Std

Exterior Color, Silver Ice Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Summit White

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Climate control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Navigation System, with Internet

Std Std

Power Locks

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, OnStar, with Phone, Navigation System

Std Std

Wi-Fi Network

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.650

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 13.7 Gallon

Std Std

Tachometer

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Engine Block Heater

$91 $100

Drive: Front-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Bumpers, Front and Rear

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy Look On Console; Instrument Panel And Shift Lever Knob

Std Std

Steering Wheel: Tilt telescoping steering wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Driver and passenger vanity mirror

Std Std

Black driver and passenger power door mirrors

Std Std

Rear View Mirror

Std Std

Paint, Metallic

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 10

Std Std

Airbags, Knee

Std Std

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, Halogen

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Vision Camera

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Stabilitrak

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Windshield, Zone Tinted

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Cloth

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front Bucket

Std Std

Rear Seats, Bench

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Jet Black Cloth Seats

N/C N/C

Antenna

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Four Speakers

Std Std

Audio System, MyLink AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Macpherson Front w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Tires, Continental P195/65HR15 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 15" Steel with Wheelcovers

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
100000
Maintenance Warranty Months
18
Corrosion Warranty Months
72
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60000
Full Warranty Miles
36000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
60000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
15000
Roadside Assistance Months
60
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
4
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4